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General Manager Polymers Business

Division:  Polymers

Loon-Plage, FR

Date:  23 mai 2022

A new challenge?

Main responsibilities and key tasks

  • Lead the European Polymers (Polypropylene) business.
  • Develop and execute a strategic vision.
  • Build and execute targeted commercial strategy.
  • Drive manufacturing efficiency and take general management lead of the Polychim plant in Dunkerque. 
  • Leverage synergies between the US and European operating companies.
  • Ensure close cooperation between division and group activities.
  • Prepare the budgets for approval, ensure financial activities and plan the necessary investments, increase operational performance and realize maximum growth.
  • Drive the green "recycling" agenda and explore options for reducing the carbon footprint.
  • Enforce and instill the Beaulieu Culture with a strong ‘can do’ mentality, a culture of collaboration, accountability, continuous improvement and operational excellence.
  • Is an active member of the BU Polymers & Engineered Solutions management team, reporting directly to the BU Vice-President.

Competencies and skills  


  • University degree or equivalent. A further business-related qualification such as an MBA is an advantage.
  • Technical / commercial experience in polyolefin (polypropylene/polyethylene) or other chemical industries. Candidates with relevant polyolefins experience from the packaging, textiles or consumer goods sector may also be of interest.
  • Experience with multiple sales channels such as direct B2B and distribution/reselling.
  • Experience of managing a company in France.
  • Demonstrable strategic business planning skills.
  • Strong product management skills, commercial acumen, manufacturing agile and financial savvy.
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to influence and motivate.
  • Travel requirement, mainly within Europe.


Fluency in English and French is required. Knowledge of Dutch and any other large European languages is an asset.
Our Offer
You will be joining an ambitious and progressive organization at a significant moment in our history. If you match the job description and person specification and feel ready for the challenge and opportunity, we’d love to hear from you.


Polychim Industrie est fabricant de polypropylène. Situé à Dunkerque, dans le Nord de la France, Polychim Industrie est spécialisé dans la production de polypropylène homopolymère depuis ses débuts en 1990. Le PP de Polychim Industrie est utilisable dans une grande variété d’applications telles que le fil BCF, la fibre, la bandelette, les dos de tapis ainsi que les rubans adhésifs.

Outre l’extrusion ou les mélanges, le PP de Polychim Industrie peut également être utilisé dans l’injection de pièces moulées pour des articles tels que des récipients pour produits alimentaires ou cosmétiques, mais aussi des boîtes et flacons, ou bien du mobilier de jardin.